ONLINE From Crafting to Completion: A Short Story Intensive
While there is no one way to write a short story, there are ways to make its creation a thing of beauty and creative fulfilment. In this six weeks course, award-winning short story writer and novelist Katie Bickell will lead students through various techniques used to enrich creative strategy, story architecture, subtext, plot, character development, the writer’s relationship to the creative mindset and the inner critic, and early draft editing. This is an interactive course which will result in the completion of publication-ready stories. Students will be invited to present their work to the class should they so choose to participate.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Katie Bickell is the author of the novel-told-in-short-stories, Always Brave, Sometimes Kind. The book won the Alberta Literary Award’s 2021 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the national ReLit Award for Novel. Earlier versions of the book’s chapters won the 2017 Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s Emerging Writer Award, the 2015 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story, and the 2014 Alberta Views Fiction Contest. Katie lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with her husband and daughters.